Mzansi Magic addresses rumours of Isibaya cancellation

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Siyabonga Thwala as Mpiyakhe Zungu in Isibaya.
Siyabonga Thwala as Mpiyakhe Zungu in Isibaya.
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Fans of the Mzansi Magic soapie Isibaya will have to wait a while longer to find out the fate of the popular show.

The series which is set against the backdrop of the taxi industry with two powerful families feuding is currently in its eighth season.

On Monday the DailySun reported that the daily soap would not be renewed for a ninth season claiming the reason for the cancellation is because the show is not doing well in terms of viewership numbers.

Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net, Nomsa Philiso told Channel24 that an announcement would be made in due course.

"Every year before we recommission the great shows that are broadcast on Mzansi Magic, we conduct a review of all shows, using a variety of metrics as standard practice in the industry, to ensure the decision to renew contracts is well informed.

"The review is not exclusive to Isibaya, and an announcement will be made in due course."

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht

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